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Palacio de Cortes

Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
+52 5 5153480
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Originally built as the palace of Hernán Cortés, this beautiful structure has been carefully tended to over five centuries and is an excellent site to visit. From the large collection of Diego Rivera Murals, to the many one-of-a-kind artifacts on exhibit. I suggest that you have one of the tour guides to escort you through the many rooms and explain... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I remembered this place which I visited a few years back when in Cuernavaca at a wedding this month. The grounds are well-kept and the place is of great historical value from the days of colonization.

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of the oldest structures that remains from the colony days. The paintings and older artifacts are truly unique. It is much easier to cover than other museums (de arqueologia, castillo de chapultepec) and a good value if you have kids. There is a back terrace which looks over the valley that is worth some pictures (the valley... More

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Mx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This museum was Hernan Cortes' house. Now is a beautiful museum that tell us the history of the ancient Tenochtitlan, how they lived, their Gods, their culture; passing through the Spanish conquest, when Cortes came to Mexico and he tortured Cuauhtemoc in order to get the gold; and the subsequent years, when the spanish brought their religion, their culture and... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

El Palacio de Cortes is easy to get to as it sits right in El Centro, the center of Cuernavaca. Believer it or not, McDonald's Restaurant is approximately 500 ft from the property in case you get a culture shock and need a quick burger from the States. This is a great museum, and you will find yourself steeped in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing architecture for a structure that is 400 years old. Interesting exhibits in different rooms show the progression of technology in Mexico. Wish the signs had been bi-lingual.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rivera's murals are excellent and seem to talk to you. Mexico's history shown in chronological order as you go through the different rooms. Unfortunatelly, there were crowds of people when I visited.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good option to get a view of the history of Mexico. Not so impressive as it could be as it lack of information, as Mexico is a so rich archeological history....and besides it name it don't have any information about Hernan Cortes!,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful and historic palace in the center of Cuernavaca. A must see in Cuernavaca near the Zocalo, walkable around the center of the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

definitely one of the main attration to do in Cuernavaca not to be missed the Diego Rivera Murales on the second floor

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